KB5004779 install on stand-alone CU20 box broke ECP/OWA!

Steve Bottoms 96 Reputation points
2021-08-30T14:50:01.39+00:00

Good morning. Box in question is stand-alone Ex2016 CU20. Installed KB5004779 this weekend; aside from temporarily borking all Content Indexes, I'm now getting a certificate-related error on this machine only: "ASSERT: HMACProvider.GetCertificates:protectionCertificates.Length<1 " Even though I'm trying to get into the ECP web, the error is being reported as "Server error in '/owa' Application. I'm not going to install this on my DAG members until I can resolve this cert/owa/ecp issue.

Anyone see this when installing KB5004779? Suggestions appreciated!
SteveInReno

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  1. Steve Bottoms 96 Reputation points
    2021-08-30T16:19:53.66+00:00

    Turns out the expired self-signed Exchange Server Cert may have been the issue after all... https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/troubleshoot/administration/cannot-access-owa-or-ecp-if-oauth-expired

    Note on the above referenced article: the sample publishes the new cert to ALL Org Exchange Servers; use with caution if you only want it pushed to a single server.

    Thanks for reading!
    SteveInReno


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